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Crete Mixes With Indie Rock To Create The Uniqueness Of Xylouris White

History in indie rock usually operates in the realm of the fairly recent. When a band plays a Big Star or Karen Dalton cover or gets Steve Albini to record an album, it harkens back to music that's 20 or 40 years old. Occasionally, someone will do a tune from the '20s or '30s. It generally doesn't...

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  • Phish Returns To Hartford In July

    Phish Returns To Hartford In July

    Vermont improv-rock quartet Phish returns to Hartford's Xfinity Theatre for a show on July 9 at 7:30 p.m., according a Live Nation press release and the band's website.

  • Lime Rock Festival For 'Grown-Ups' Is Canceled

    Lime Rock Festival For 'Grown-Ups' Is Canceled

    Grand Weekend Lime Rock Park, a three-day music and automotive festival for "grown-ups" scheduled at Lime Rock Park in Lakeland from July 8 to 10 has been canceled for 2016 because of "recent changes in local regulations" established after the announcement of Grand Weekend, according to Rick Roso,...

  • Upbeat Vance Joy Plays The Dome

    Upbeat Vance Joy Plays The Dome

    Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter James Gabriel Keogh, who performs under the name Vance Joy, found success in the states with his upbeat, ukulele-laden single “Riptide.” The song caught the attention of Taylor Swift, who hired Keogh as the opener for her highly successful 1989 World Tour...

      • Kurt Vile And The Violators At College Street

        Kurt Vile And The Violators At College Street

        Kurt Vile has been making Philly proud for about a decade now, releasing foggy-minded indie rock with deft finger-picking, entertainingly absurd lyrics and a classic-rock vibe that demonstrates a fondness for Tom Petty and Neil Young. The long-haired singer and songwriter might pluck on a banjo...

          • Pianist Taino Pacheco At Hartford Public Library

            Pianist Taino Pacheco At Hartford Public Library

            Pianist Taino Pacheco studied with jazz legend and monumental Hartford educator Jackie McLean at the Artists' Collective, and he's played numerous installments of the Baby Grand Jazz series. Pacheco has a gentle, lyrical and slightly classical touch, even when he's offering an arrangement of a...

              • Laura Jane Grace, Devouring Mothers Play Outer Space

                Laura Jane Grace, Devouring Mothers Play Outer Space

                Laura Jane Grace is the tattooed transgender singer of the punk band Against Me! She sings about identity, youth, loss, death and rebellion. Grace is on a solo tour backed by the Devouring Mothers, and she's stopping in Hamden. Her prominence and the media attention given to her transition from...

                  • Enrique Iglesias Plays Two Nights At Foxwoods

                    Enrique Iglesias Plays Two Nights At Foxwoods

                    In 2014, Enrique Iglesias released "Sex and Love," a record that involved collaborations with Flo Rida, Pitbull, reggaeton star Yandel and others, and which seemed, on balance, to be more about sex than about love. Iglesias doesn't really stay in one place, having moved over the course of his 20-plus...

                      • E Street Guitarist Nils Lofgren Revels In Playing On The Edge

                        E Street Guitarist Nils Lofgren Revels In Playing On The Edge

                        Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's most recent Connecticut shows (they played a two-night run at Mohegan Sun Arena in May 2014) were sprawling affairs: three-plus hours of music, 18 band members (including Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and a horn section), off-the-cuff song...

                          • Joan Jett And Blackhearts Play Valentine's Day Gala

                            Joan Jett And Blackhearts Play Valentine's Day Gala

                            Back in 2014, Joan Jett joined the surviving members of Nirvana to help induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, playing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with admirable attitude. Few of us needed reminding, but it confirmed that Jett embodies rock with a distortion-pedal, leather and sneer. (Presumably,...

                              • Brazilian Singer Bebel Gilberto At Ridgefield Playhouse

                                Brazilian Singer Bebel Gilberto At Ridgefield Playhouse

                                Talk about musical DNA. Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto is the daughter of guitarist Joao Gilberto, a prime architect of bossa nova, and singer Miucha. Inventive samba singer Chico Buarque is her uncle. Stan Getz was a regular house guest when she was growing up. She has soaked up the varieties...

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